Information for Candidates

East St. Louis Board of Elections will provide petition packets, beginning the first day allowable to circulate such petitions, for candidates who file with our office to run for election.

Candidates who must file a Statement of Economic Interests may obtain the form and file with the County Clerk. A receipt of filing the Statement of Economic Interests shall be filed with petitions to run for office when filed with the Board of Elections.

We are not able to give legal advice, so please consult your attorney for such advice. Please consult the Illinois State Board of Elections website and the SBE Candidate’s Guide for further information regarding running for office.


Candidate’s Guide 2011 – available on SBE website later in September.

Disclosure of Campaign Contributions and Expenditures